MNatSc, BSc Natural Sciences
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the natural sciences;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities ie> be able to communicate the results of their work;> present a structured and coherent simple argument;> be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the natural sciences;> be able to design and conduct practical experiments;> evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the natural sciences;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the natural sciences;- work that covers a restricted area of the natural sciences;- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.